Molly Smithsimon joined M&B in June 2021. She is an experienced litigator in state and federal court who has tried civil rights cases before juries in federal court. She advises clients on federal, state and local employment laws. She represents executives and employees in negotiating employment contracts, severance pay, non-competition agreements (restrictive covenants), and separation agreements.
Her diverse practice at the firm includes representing individuals, classes of individuals, and companies in matters including employment discrimination; wage and hour claims; and tort and contract disputes. She has briefed appeals in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the First Department Appellate Division.
Molly is a certified mediator and supports resolving litigation through alternative dispute resolution. She is a member of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association.
Previously, Ms. Smithsimon was Of Counsel at Conover Law Offices, and prior to that, Director of the Tenant Advocacy Project at Community Service Society.
Molly graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 2002. She received her B.A. from Brown University in Comparative Literature in 1993.
She is admitted to the bar in New York State, the Southern and Eastern Districts of the United States District Court, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Molly has served as an advisor to boards and officers of not-for-profit entities, and is a current board member of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council.
She is the author of “Reasonable Accommodations in Employment: A Focus on Flexible Workplace Policies,” PLI Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2020). She also authored “Private Lives, Public Spaces: The Surveillance State,” Dissent Magazine, Winter 2003 at 43. Reprinted in Howard P. Chudacoff et al., Major Problems in American Urban and Suburban History, (2d ed. 2005).
She is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. She enjoys cycling, running, and hiking.